Specials and Market Commentary
Truss Lumber - All sizes and species of web stock and cord material.
Dimension Lumber - 2x4 through 2x12, all grades and species. SPF and HF #2 & Btr stocked in reload warehouses in NM, CO and TX.
Common Boards - C&Btr through #5 Common in Spruce and Ponderosa Pine. S4S or S1S2E
Pallet / Crate Material - Economy and Utility grades, 2x4 through 2x12. Mill Run Rough Cants, Timbers and Boards. Cut Stock. HT stamping available upon request.
Industrial Lumber - Shop grade, Moulding grade and furniture grades in 4/4 through 8/4.
Other Items - Furring strips, pattern stock, etc. Call us. We can find it!
Lumber Specials 8/14/18
TL 2x4 12'-14' Standard & Btr. White Fir KD PW $575 Albuquerque, NM Prompt
TL 2x4 7' #2 Btr HF Webs KD PW $515 Albuquerque, NM Prompt
TL 2x6 8'-20' #2 & Btr. White Fir KD PW $520 Albuquerque, NM Prompt
Lumber Market Commentary 8/14/18
Lumber prices continued to fall early last week, but by Thursday, it began to seem as though a level was being found, and prices were starting to firm. Mills were much busier, and lumber futures moved up both Thursday and Friday. To say that the last 2 months have been difficult would be an understatement. We saw prices on many commodity items actually reach their low for the year, after going well above all-time highs in the Spring. 2x4 #2 SPF prices fell another $30 or so early in the week, before leveling off on Friday. Cars are now trading at around $575 into the southwest. 2x6 #2 continues to trade around $100 under 2x4, which makes no sense at all. Most buyers (us included) are looking for 2x6 prices to move back up closer to parity with 2x4, as the mills shift their production to 2x4 from 2x6. MSR lumber, like #2, fell hard early in the week, but seemed to firm up by Thursday. Stud prices also fell last week, with 2x4 and 2x6 9’ trims leading the way down. 8’ trims were around $150 lower than 9’ trims just a couple of months ago. Today, they are only about $50 lower, and it is feasible that 8’ and 9’ studs could trade at the same level in the near future. That remains to be seen. Low grade prices also fell early in the week, with mills aggressively seeking orders. By Friday, however, most mills were firm on their numbers.
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